30 Hour Famine

Child labor and trafficking, child marriage, domestic child poverty, worldwide child poverty and malnutrition, and gender inequality are just some of the issue that were presented during the 30 Hour Famine this year with Trinity's Youth on March 7-8, 2015.  In preparation for the 30 Hour Famine, the teenagers heard from four Trinity members of their international work:  Emily Coates spoke of her mission work in Haiti; Matthew Rollosson told of his work as a public health nurse in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic; Julia Corbett  shared of life growing up in Russia; and Julie Quesada told of her family's adventures in working in a Honduran orphanage.  

When naming some of the most "impactful moments" in their Famine weekend, the Youth mentioned:

 Trinity's Youth assemble food packs for the ministry at St. Leo's.

Trinity's Youth assemble food packs for the ministry at St. Leo's.

 Writing notes to put in food packets.

Writing notes to put in food packets.

  • Assembling food packs and writing notes for children who live in poverty in Tacoma
  • Candlelight prayer vigil honoring children who die every 10 seconds from hunger related causes
  • TRIBE games that educated us about life in rural Ethiopia
  • Poverty Simulation – a problem solving game that allowed us to enter the experience of a poor family in Bangladesh
  • The movie, Girl Rising
  • Small group reflection and journaling
 Struggling for Food druing the TRIBE games.

Struggling for Food druing the TRIBE games.

 Team Ethiopia was the winner of the TRIBE games of searching for food. 

Team Ethiopia was the winner of the TRIBE games of searching for food. 

“During the Famine, I learned that the hunger crisis is a lot bigger than I had thought, and it’s in our community. About 750 kids in Tacoma worry about what they will eat over the weekend. “

“I saw God working through the Famine, as He opened my eyes to the suffering of so many people around the world. “

“ The one word I would use to describe the famine this year is INSPIRING. After everything I learned, I felt inspired to do something to solve these problems.”  

“The most overwhelming part of the Famine for me was during Tribe games, when I felt so hungry and tired and wished that I could just rest, but I had to keep going anyway.”  

“The 30 Hour Famine taught me that there are so many people out there who have a lot harder life than us, and we need to be more generous with them.”

Thanks so much to everyone who have supported our teens in their experience! Special thanks to Andrea Krook who came in during the Famine and gave a presentation on World Vision's Child Sponsorship Program.  So far, three Trinity families have sponsored a child through World Vision.  To learn more about child sponsorships, click here.  

If you haven’t had a chance to support our youth in their 30 Hour Famine fundraising, please, click here to donate

Thanks so much to everyone who have supported our teens in their experience! Special thanks to Andrea Krook who came in during the Famine and gave a presentation on World Vision's Child Sponsorship Program.  So far, three Trinity families have sponsored a child through World Vision.  To learn more about child sponsorships, click here.  

If you haven’t had a chance to support our youth in their 30 Hour Famine fundraising, please, click here to donate

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